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Class notes
June 04, 2013, 05:00 AM

Abbott Middle School students will perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for three performances only at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8.

“Joseph” has been giving audiences a new appreciation of the Old Testament “coat of many colors” story from the Bible’s “Book of Genesis.” The music filled performance includes many singing styles such as country, rock ’n’ roll, calypso and disco.

All performances will take place at the Abbott Middle School gym, 600 36th Ave. in San Mateo. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance. Depending on availability, tickets may also be purchase at the door. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit http://abbott.smfc.k12.ca.us.


Musicals produced by two local high schools have been nominated for the 2013 Bay Area High School Musical Theatre Stage Top Honors Awards. The awards program, sponsored by the San Jose Stage Company, encourages and rewards exceptional accomplishments in the production of high school musical theater. Nineteen private and public high schools competed for the 2013 Awards, which are modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards.

Hillsdale High School received four nominations for its production of “Cabaret,” including Best Supporting Actress Maggie Murray, Hair and Makeup Design (Natalie Salvato, Allison Gamlen and “Cabaret” cast), Sound Design (Connor Bard and Kevin Gallagher) and Graphic Design (Cathy Gamlen).

San Mateo High School’s nine nominations for its production of “Legally Blonde” include Best Overall Production, Best Leading Actor Russell Zych, Best Supporting Actor Aaron Fore and Best Chorus, as well as, nominations for Choreography (Robyn Tribuzi), Costume Design (Carolyn Leonard and Barbara Rosenberg), Hair and Makeup Design (Sharon Lee and Loalynda Bird), Sound Design (Mark Metzler) and Graphic Design (Charlie Royce).

Winners of the 2013 Stage Top Honor Awards will be announced in June at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose. More information and tickets are available online. Winners of the Best Actress and Best Actor categories will be sent to the National Musical Theatre Awards in New York City.


The San Bruno Park School District will be providing free lunch for children 18 or under for eight weeks, 39 days, during the summer from June 17 through Aug. 9. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Allen Elementary School, 875 W. Angus Ave., San Bruno except on July 4, which is a holiday. Lunch is to be eaten in the cafeteria at the school. No items can leave the campus.


On March 1, North Star Academy celebrated being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon recipient. The celebration included a visit from state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who helped raise the Blue Ribbon flag.


On Feb. 12 all sixth graders from Abbott Middle School participated in health education as part of a $400,000 grant awarded to the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District from the Peninsula Health Care District aimed at promoting healthy habits and wellness. Approximately 255 students attended the health lessons, which were presented by District Nurse Cecilia Vitug. Students learned about heart rate, blood pressure, hygiene, diabetes and nutrition. The district nurse, along with nursing students from Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education and doctors from Peninsula Lions Club, assisted students with taking their heart rate and blood pressure.

For additional information contact District Wellness Coordinator Karrie Passalacqua at 312-7298.

Class notes is a column dedicated to school news. It is compiled by education reporter Heather Murtagh. You can contact her at (650) 344-5200, ext. 105 or at heather@smdailyjournal.com.



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